Biocon Biologics gets $150 million from Goldman Sachs
Biocon Ltd in November announced that the board ...
Som Krishna, a Managing Director in the Merchant Banking Division at Goldman Sachs, said: “The global growth of biosimilars, coupled with collaborative regulatory pathways, is taking place at a rapid pace to drive market competition, budget sustainability for healthcare systems and improved patient access to treatments.
“Biocon Biologics, with a proven R&D track-record and established worldwide strategic partnerships, is well-positioned to continue to grow and be a major global player in this dynamic segment of the pharmaceutical industry”.
With the demand for biosimilars set to grow as patents of originator biologics expire and patients demand lower priced drugs, Biocon Biologics is well positioned to expand access.
Recently, Biocon Biologics’ Insulin Glargine was commercialised in the US, making it the only company from India to enable affordable access to three products: A biosimilar monoclonal antibody (Trastuzumab), a therapeutic protein (Pegfilgrastim) and an Insulin analog (Glargine) for patients in the US, through its partner Mylan.